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The Sacramento Bee
Democratic activists ramp up pressure on Rep. Ami BeraDemocratic activists involved in helping stall Rep. Ami Bera’s party endorsemen
Democratic activists ramp up pressure on Rep. Ami Bera
The Sacramento Bee / Posted an hour ago
Democratic activists involved in helping stall Rep. Ami Bera’s party endorsement are not going away. On Monday, the group calling itself Sacramento Democrats for Truth said in a letter to Bera, D-Elk Grove, they were “troubled” by campaign... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Obama signs Africa electricity initiative into lawWASHINGTON: President Barack Obama signed into law Monday (Feb 8) a measure aim
Obama signs Africa electricity initiative into law
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama signed into law Monday (Feb 8) a measure aimed at expanding electricity to millions of households in sub-Saharan Africa, a measure supporters say will save lives and accelerate growth on the continent. The... Read more
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The Hill
Obama launches Zika funding pushThe Obama administration on Monday rushed into action to fight the Zika virus,
Obama launches Zika funding push
The Hill / Posted 5 hours ago
The Obama administration on Monday rushed into action to fight the Zika virus, hoping to prevent a widespread outbreak in the United States and calm public fears about the mysterious disease. The White House announced it is asking Congress for $1.8... Read more
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Eu Business
MEPs raise blogger Badawi's case during Saudi visit — EU(RIYADH) - Members of the European Parliament on a visit to Saudi Arabia on Mon
MEPs raise blogger Badawi's case during Saudi visit — EU
Eu Business / Posted 7 hours ago
(RIYADH) - Members of the European Parliament on a visit to Saudi Arabia on Monday raised the case of jailed blogger Raif Badawi, winner of the Sakharov human rights prize. Badawi's sentence of 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison has generated... Read more
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Owen Sound Sun Times
1,400-year-old monastery reduced to rubble by ISISIRBIL, Iraq -- The Obama Administration and the Vatican condemned the Islamic S
1,400-year-old monastery reduced to rubble by ISIS
Owen Sound Sun Times / Posted 9 hours ago
IRBIL, Iraq -- The Obama Administration and the Vatican condemned the Islamic State group Wednesday for razing Iraq's oldest Christian monastery, a 1400-year-old structure that survived assaults by nature and man for centuries before it was... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
U.S to Raise Stakes in African PowerWashington — President Barack Obama is close to signing into law a Bill that wo
U.S to Raise Stakes in African Power
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 hours ago
Washington — President Barack Obama is close to signing into law a Bill that would mean more United States government involvement in helping to provide electricity in sub-Saharan Africa writes SAM OKWAKOL "It is a direct response to the fact that... Read more
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Herald Sun
Ruddock to retire, gets envoy roleFather of the House Philip Ruddock is to take on a human rights role after reti
Ruddock to retire, gets envoy role
Herald Sun / Posted 22 hours ago
Father of the House Philip Ruddock is to take on a human rights role after retiring from parliament. Former minister Philip Ruddock will retire at the next federal election after 43 years in parliament to take on... Read more
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Yonhap News Agency
U.S. lawmakers call for sanctions on N. Korea after rocket launch(ATTN: UPDATES with Sen. Gardner's statement) WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- U
U.S. lawmakers call for sanctions on N. Korea after rocket launch
Yonhap News Agency / Posted yesterday
(ATTN: UPDATES with Sen. Gardner's statement) WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- U.S. lawmakers called for stronger sanctions on North Korea after the communist nation flouted international warnings and launched a banned long-range rocket just a month... Read more
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The China Post
U.S. State Department, lawmakers send condolences over Taiwan quake TAIPEI - The U.S. State Department and several U.S. congressmen Saturday sent
U.S. State Department, lawmakers send condolences over Taiwan quake
The China Post / Posted yesterday
TAIPEI - The U.S. State Department and several U.S. congressmen Saturday sent condolences to the victims of a deadly earthquake hitting southern Taiwan earlier in the day. These... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Defence Minister Meets Spokesman for Foreign Affairs Committee At BundestagTunis, — The Tunisian-German co-operation and means operated by the state to fa
Defence Minister Meets Spokesman for Foreign Affairs Committee At Bundestag
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Tunis, — The Tunisian-German co-operation and means operated by the state to face unconventional threats were discussed at a meeting Friday in Tunis between minister of National Defence Farhat Horchani and Spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Committee... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
AP National News Calendar Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of Feb. 7 - Feb. 13. Note that many
AP National News Calendar
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 3 days ago
Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of Feb. 7 - Feb. 13. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EST) unless otherwise... Read more
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Fortune
Hillary Clinton Wasn't the Only Secretary of State to Use Personal E-MailOne of the biggest headaches for Hillary Clinton during her presidential campai
Hillary Clinton Wasn't the Only Secretary of State to Use Personal E-Mail
Fortune / Posted 3 days ago
One of the biggest headaches for Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign has been her use of a private e-mail while she was Secretary of State during President Obama’s first term. Now, reports say she wasn’t the first of America’s top... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Majority rank human rights above job creation in Saudi arms deal: pollA significant majority of Canadians believe human rights should trump job creat
Majority rank human rights above job creation in Saudi arms deal: poll
The Globe and Mail / Posted 3 days ago
A significant majority of Canadians believe human rights should trump job creation when it comes to the federal government’s controversial $15-billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia. Nearly six out of 10 Canadians surveyed by Nanos Research for The Globe... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
State Department finds classified data in ex-secretaries’ personal emailWASHINGTON — The State Department has discovered a dozen emails containing clas
State Department finds classified data in ex-secretaries’ personal email
Dallas Morning News / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — The State Department has discovered a dozen emails containing classified information that were sent to the personal email accounts of Colin Powell and close aides of Condoleezza Rice during their tenures as secretaries of state for... Read more
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CBS News
Watchdog: Powell, Rice aides had classified info on emailsLast Updated Feb 4, 2016 5:13 PM EST The State Department inspector general ha
Watchdog: Powell, Rice aides had classified info on emails
CBS News / Posted 4 days ago
Last Updated Feb 4, 2016 5:13 PM EST The State Department inspector general has discovered that former Secretary of State Colin Powell and aides to his successor Condoleezza Rice had confidential and secret information in their personal emails, CBS... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
New US bill drafted to reform human trafficking rankings Published: 5 February 2016 7:06 AM Malaysia, Uzbekistan and Cuba have been u
New US bill drafted to reform human trafficking rankings
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 4 days ago
Published: 5 February 2016 7:06 AM Malaysia, Uzbekistan and Cuba have been upgraded from a blacklist of the worst human-trafficking offenders, with China, India and Oman wounding up with... Read more
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Roll Call
Committee Chairman to Flesh Out GOP AgendaCommittee Chairs to Flesh Out Details of House Agenda From left, McCarthy, Cha
Committee Chairman to Flesh Out GOP Agenda
Roll Call / Posted 4 days ago
Committee Chairs to Flesh Out Details of House Agenda From left, McCarthy, Chaffetz and Ryan walk to the House floor Wednesday for votes. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) All 20 chairman of the standing legislative House committees will play lead... Read more
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Swissinfo
New U.S. bill being drafted to reform human trafficking rankingsBy Matt Spetalnick and Jason Szep WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading U.S. lawmak
New U.S. bill being drafted to reform human trafficking rankings
Swissinfo / Posted 4 days ago
By Matt Spetalnick and Jason Szep WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading U.S. lawmaker on human rights has begun drafting legislation to seek major reforms in how the State Department ranks countries on human trafficking, in response to concerns that the... Read more
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Reuters
New U.S. bill being drafted to reform human trafficking rankingsFatima from Uzbekistan, a resident of the City of Hope shelter for women, looks
New U.S. bill being drafted to reform human trafficking rankings
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
Fatima from Uzbekistan, a resident of the City of Hope shelter for women, looks in the mirror in Dubai February 14, 2008. WASHINGTON A leading U.S. lawmaker on human rights has begun drafting legislation to seek major reforms in how the State... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
New US bill being drafted to reform human trafficking rankingsWASHINGTON: A leading U.S. lawmaker on human rights has begun drafting legislat
New US bill being drafted to reform human trafficking rankings
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON: A leading U.S. lawmaker on human rights has begun drafting legislation to seek major reforms in how the State Department ranks countries on human trafficking, in response to concerns that the latest annual report was watered down for... Read more
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EuroNews
Can aid help to resolve the Syrian crisis?As Syria bleeds, how should an upcoming aid conference relieve the suffering? H
Can aid help to resolve the Syrian crisis?
EuroNews / Posted 4 days ago
As Syria bleeds, how should an upcoming aid conference relieve the suffering? How to get the world to provide billions in needed funding? And could aid help to find a political solution? - Ahead of a Syrian aid conference in February, a nearly... Read more
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EuroNews
Ukraine’s challenge for 2016 is corruption, not conflictThis year is expected to become a crucial deadline for post-Maidan Ukraine. Tw
Ukraine’s challenge for 2016 is corruption, not conflict
EuroNews / Posted 4 days ago
This year is expected to become a crucial deadline for post-Maidan Ukraine. Twenty four months after the fall of Viktor Yanukovich the country must take on two major challenges: A Never Ending Conflict? The cease-fire in the East is not fully... Read more
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TribLIVE
GOP labels payment to Iran ‘ransom,’ wants answers from KerryGOP labels payment to Iran 'ransom,' wants answers from Kerry | TribLIVE Neigh
GOP labels payment to Iran ‘ransom,’ wants answers from Kerry
TribLIVE / Posted 4 days ago
GOP labels payment to Iran 'ransom,' wants answers from Kerry | TribLIVE Neighborhoods GOP labels payment to Iran 'ransom,' wants answers from Kerry The Republican leader of a House panel wants to call Secretary of State John Kerry on the carpet... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US Republican questions timing of US$1.7 billion Iran payment, hostage releaseWASHINGTON: A powerful U.S. lawmaker on Wednesday demanded Secretary of State J
US Republican questions timing of US$1.7 billion Iran payment, hostage release
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
WASHINGTON: A powerful U.S. lawmaker on Wednesday demanded Secretary of State John Kerry provide an explanation of a US$1.7 billion claim settlement paid to Iran just as Tehran released American prisoners last month. Republican Representative Ed... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Electrify Africa Act' Passed By U.S. CongressU.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill known as "Electrify Africa Act"
'Electrify Africa Act' Passed By U.S. Congress
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill known as "Electrify Africa Act" that will enable many Sub-Saharan African countries including Liberia to have access to reliable electricity. The bill was passed on Monday, February 1and it is being... Read more
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Daily Mirror
European referendum date close to being setIt leaves Brits poised to go to the polls for an In/Out referendum on June 23.
European referendum date close to being set
Daily Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
It leaves Brits poised to go to the polls for an In/Out referendum on June 23. “Sometimes people say to me - if you weren’t in the EU, would you want to join?” Mr Cameron said in a major speech in the West Country. “Today I can give a very clear... Read more
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Air Force Times
Congress looks to protect foreign contract workers at U.S. facilities abroadProposed legislation that aims to prevent U.S. contractors from exploiting fore
Congress looks to protect foreign contract workers at U.S. facilities abroad
Air Force Times / Posted 6 days ago
Proposed legislation that aims to prevent U.S. contractors from exploiting foreign workers at military bases and other American facilities abroad is working its way through Congress, having received strong bipartisan support in the House this... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Chairman Royce Praises Electrify Africa Passage on Medium.comHouse Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) published the followin
Chairman Royce Praises Electrify Africa Passage on Medium.com
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) published the following today on Medium.com (see the post HERE): Today the U.S. House passed bipartisan legislation to help improve access to reliable electricity in Africa. This is a big deal... Read more
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Calcutta News
UN must play role to settle Kashmir dispute: Pak Senate body head Islamabad, Feb.2 (ANI): The chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of t
UN must play role to settle Kashmir dispute: Pak Senate body head
Calcutta News / Posted 6 days ago
Islamabad, Feb.2 (ANI): The chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Pakistan Senate has urged the United Nations to play an efective role in settling the Kashmir dispute... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Ottawa defends arms sales to Kuwait amid UN scrutinyThe Canadian government is defending selling military goods to Kuwait even as a
Ottawa defends arms sales to Kuwait amid UN scrutiny
The Globe and Mail / Posted 7 days ago
The Canadian government is defending selling military goods to Kuwait even as a coalition of Arab states is accused in a United Nations report of indiscriminately bombing civilians in Yemen, saying Ottawa values “our close relationship” with the... Read more
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Air Force Times
Obama's envoy to anti-ISIS coalition allegedly made diplomatic visit to SyriaBAGHDAD — President Obama's envoy to the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic
Obama's envoy to anti-ISIS coalition allegedly made diplomatic visit to Syria
Air Force Times / Posted 7 days ago
BAGHDAD — President Obama's envoy to the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group said he visited northern Syria over the weekend to review the ongoing fight against the extremist group, marking the first visit by a senior administration... Read more
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Island Packet
Price of peace: Colombia to seek millions in new U.S. aidColombian President Juan Manuel Santos will visit Washington this week to updat
Price of peace: Colombia to seek millions in new U.S. aid
Island Packet / Posted 8 days ago
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will visit Washington this week to update President Barack Obama on the historic peace negotiations with Marxist rebels that are nearing completion, thank the United States for its ongoing support – and ask for... Read more
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International Business Times
Mock executions and thousands of protesters greet Iran's President Rouhani in Paris Thousands of people took to the streets of Paris and even staged mock execution
Mock executions and thousands of protesters greet Iran's President Rouhani in Paris
International Business Times / Posted 11 days ago
Thousands of people took to the streets of Paris and even staged mock executions to protest about the visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The demonstration, which took place at Place Denfert-Rochereau on 28 January, was described by one... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Hillary Clinton Fast Facts(CNN) -- Here's a look at the life of former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinto
Hillary Clinton Fast Facts
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 11 days ago
(CNN) -- Here's a look at the life of former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. Personal: Birth date: October 26, 1947 Birth place: Chicago, Illinois Birth name: Hillary Diane Rodham Father: Hugh Rodham,... Read more
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express
Cameron urged to STOP arming Saudi after Brit weapons 'used to bomb schools and hospitals' DAVID Cameron has been ordered to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia amid fear
Cameron urged to STOP arming Saudi after Brit weapons 'used to bomb schools and hospitals'
express / Posted 11 days ago
DAVID Cameron has been ordered to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia amid fears British weapons may have been used to target children and hospitals. David... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Sweden's Position Towards Sahrawi Cause UnchangedStockholm — The Swedish minister of Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallstrom said that
Sweden's Position Towards Sahrawi Cause Unchanged
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
Stockholm — The Swedish minister of Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallstrom said that "Sweden's position is unchanged vis-à-vis the issue of occupied Western Sahara.". "Sweden's position is unchanged vis-à-vis the issue of occupied Western Sahara," said... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Sweden's Position Towards Sahrawi Cause 'Unchanged'Stockholm — The Swedish minister of Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallstrom said that
Sweden's Position Towards Sahrawi Cause 'Unchanged'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
Stockholm — The Swedish minister of Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallstrom said that "Sweden's position is unchanged vis-à-vis the issue of occupied Western Sahara." "Sweden's position is unchanged vis-à-vis the issue of occupied Western Sahara," said... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Republicans call for inquiry into U.S. $1.7 billion settlement with IranRepublican lawmakers are calling for an inquiry into the Obama administration's
Republicans call for inquiry into U.S. $1.7 billion settlement with Iran
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
Republican lawmakers are calling for an inquiry into the Obama administration's decision to pay a $1.7 billion claims settlement to Tehran after Iranian hard-liners reignited concerns that the money was ransom to secure the release of American... Read more
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Civil Georgia
New PACE President Says Ugulava is �Political Prisoner�Newly elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, Spa
New PACE President Says Ugulava is �Political Prisoner�
Civil Georgia / Posted 14 days ago
Newly elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, Spanish lawmaker Pedro Agramunt said that raising with countries concerned the issue of “liberation of political prisoners”, among them ex-mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava, will... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Algerian Parliamentary Delegation Received in Havana By Vice-President of Cuban Council of MinistersAlgiers — The delegation of the People's National Assembly (APN) Committee for
Algerian Parliamentary Delegation Received in Havana By Vice-President of Cuban Council of Ministers
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Algiers — The delegation of the People's National Assembly (APN) Committee for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Community, on a working visit to Cuba, has been received in Havana by vice-president of Cuban Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
38 Ugandans Rot in DRC Military PrisonKampala — A total of 38 Ugandans are languishing in military detention in DR Co
38 Ugandans Rot in DRC Military Prison
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Kampala — A total of 38 Ugandans are languishing in military detention in DR Congo, with some having spent as many as five years in jail. Saturday Monitor has established that none of them has ever been charged or been informed of the offence for... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Inquiry sought into settlement paid to IraniansWASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers are calling for an inquiry into the Obama ad
Inquiry sought into settlement paid to Iranians
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers are calling for an inquiry into the Obama administration's decision to pay a $1.7 billion claims settlement to Iran after Iranian hard-liners reignited concerns that the money was ransom to secure the release of... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Lost amid the US-Iran news, $1.7B deal now raising questionsWASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's $1.7 billion payment to Iran to settle
Lost amid the US-Iran news, $1.7B deal now raising questions
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's $1.7 billion payment to Iran to settle an arcane, decades-old financial dispute is prompting questions among Republican lawmakers trying to piece together the full scope of last weekend's dramatic U.S.-Iranian... Read more
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The News & Observer
GOP lawmakers question $1.7 billion payment US made to Iran | News & Observer January 23, 2016 3:28 AM Amir Hekmati, a U.S. Marine and
GOP lawmakers question $1.7 billion payment US made to Iran
The News & Observer / Posted 16 days ago
| News & Observer January 23, 2016 3:28 AM Amir Hekmati, a U.S. Marine and Flint Central High School graduate, thanks the... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Analysis: Russia’s tone familiar after spy poisoning reportMOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has made no public comment on the sensat
Analysis: Russia’s tone familiar after spy poisoning report
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has made no public comment on the sensational report by a British judge that concluded the Kremlin leader probably approved a 2006 plan to kill a Russian dissident in London. Instead, his subordinates went... Read more
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TribLIVE
GOP lawmakers urge scrutiny of $1.7 billion claims settlement paid to IranWASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers are calling for an inquiry into the Obama adm
GOP lawmakers urge scrutiny of $1.7 billion claims settlement paid to Iran
TribLIVE / Posted 16 days ago
WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers are calling for an inquiry into the Obama administration's decision to pay a $1.7 billion claims settlement to Tehran after Iranian hard-liners reignited concerns that the money was ransom to secure the release of... Read more
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ABC News
Lost Amid the US-Iran News, $1.7B Deal Now Raising QuestionsThe Obama administration's $1.7 billion payment to Iran to settle an arcane, de
Lost Amid the US-Iran News, $1.7B Deal Now Raising Questions
ABC News / Posted 17 days ago
The Obama administration's $1.7 billion payment to Iran to settle an arcane, decades-old financial dispute is prompting questions among Republican lawmakers trying to piece together the full scope of last weekend's dramatic U.S.-Iranian prisoner swap... Read more
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KX TV North Dakota
Lost amid the US-Iran news, $1.7B deal now raising questionsWASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's $1.7 billion payment to Iran to se
Lost amid the US-Iran news, $1.7B deal now raising questions
KX TV North Dakota / Posted 17 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's $1.7 billion payment to Iran to settle an arcane, decades-old financial dispute is prompting questions among Republican lawmakers trying to piece together the full scope of last weekend's dramatic... Read more
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KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma
Lost amid the US-Iran news, $1.7B deal now raising questionsWASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's $1.7 billion payment to Iran to se
Lost amid the US-Iran news, $1.7B deal now raising questions
KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma / Posted 17 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's $1.7 billion payment to Iran to settle an arcane, decades-old financial dispute is prompting questions among Republican lawmakers trying to piece together the full scope of last weekend's dramatic... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Lost amid the US-Iran news, $1.7B deal now raising questionsWASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's $1.7 billion payment to Iran to se
Lost amid the US-Iran news, $1.7B deal now raising questions
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 17 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's $1.7 billion payment to Iran to settle an arcane, decades-old financial dispute is prompting questions among Republican lawmakers trying to piece together the full scope of last weekend's dramatic... Read more
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